boutique Lifestyle & Property Management for second homeowners in Upstate NY
WKND-R is a boutique lifestyle and property management service that helps create the weekend experience you envisioned when you invested in your second home.
Instead of going over the laundry list of looming tasks on your Friday drive up from the city—you can look forward to a stocked fridge, fresh flowers, and a welcoming home that has been maintained for a relaxing weekend. From pantry and design services to weekly check-ins, maintenance and short term rental management, WKND-R will handle the logistics of upstate home ownership so you can maximize your precious time doing the things you want to do.
WKND-R offers three tiers of services.
An initial consultation will help determine each client's specific needs and a tailored service plan will be created just for you.
WKND-R will do weekly walk throughs to ensure you will have no surprises when you arrive for the weekend.
At your weekly check in WKND-R will also:
- Water houseplants
- Feed and water chickens and collect eggs
- Collect garden fruits and vegetables
- Create a list of what you're running low on and what pantry services needs to be replenished (For Tier 2 and 3 clients)
TIER TWO AND THREE
WKND-R will stock your home with perishable and non-perishable supplies tailored to each client's needs and personal taste. From a specific light bulb that you always forget to order to the local cheese that you never have time to buy.
- Stocking fridge with local provisions
- Arranging and picking up CSA
- Household Products
ADD ON SERVICE
WKND-R extends the same care and meticulous detail to finding the perfect home decor objects to decorate your home.
ADD ON SERVICE
WKND-R will check on your home after inclement weather to make sure no further maintenance services are required.
DINNER PARTY/MEAL PREP
ADD ON SERVICE
WKND-R will develop a menu, pick up the freshest local ingredients, and supply detailed recipes for you to execute to perfection.
ESSENTIAL WEEKEND HOUSE PREP
TIER TWO and three
WKND-R will do essential house prep for your weekend arrival.
- Setting thermostat and AC for arrival
- Shoveling/sweeping front steps
PRIVATE ACCESS TO LIST
TIER TWO AND THREE
Your membership gives you access to our In The Know list of the best things happening Upstate each weekend.
MANAGING MAINTENANCE SERVICES
WKND-R will manage your maintenance service calendar and communication, ensuring each service shows up when they are scheduled and are doing their jobs properly.
- Snow removal
- Pest control
- Pool care
WKND-R will make your weekend plans carefree for you by arranging outside services.
- Dinner reservations
- Booking transportation
- Receiving and arranging deliveries
SHORT TERM RENTAL MANAGEMENT
ADD ON SERVICE
WKND-R will set up your home as a short term rental. We will take photos, write the narrative for your home's description, and manage your bookings and calendar.
add to existing package
or as a stand alone service
Do I need to use your specific maintenance services? I like my plow company.
Absolutely not! What we will do is make sure your plow company always shows up when they are supposed to and check that they are doing a great job. We maintain relationships with our approved service providers, but are happy to work with your preferred maintenance services.
How do I pay for my pantry items?
We have your credit card on file and provide detailed receipts of all purchase each week. Or we can set up a house account with some of our vendors.
What areas do you service?
WKND-R offers service in Columbia County and parts of Dutchess County. Please call to see if your home falls in our coverage area.
I am interested in your DEsign SERVICES... what's the next step...?
Fantastic! We would love to meet you for a consultation.
Is there a contract?
Yes. A mutually agreed upon contract will outline services and fees, responsibilities, duration, termination clause and liability.
How do you customize your pantry services for my specific tastes and needs?
We meet with our clients for an hour consultation and get to know their home and preferences. WKND-R creates a custom order for your specific wants and needs and can quickly make adjustments if those needs change.
I am thinking about setting up my home as a short term rental while we are away for a month. Does this service cost more?
Yes, setting up your home as a rental requires an additional one-time flat fee. If you choose to use WKND-R to fully manage your rental, our fee is a percentage of each booking.
What do your concierge services include?
These services are tailored to the needs of the client and will be discussed during the initial consultation. From vetting and booking babysitters to arranging spa services to prepping for dinner parties… basically anything that helps you enjoy your precious time upstate.
Maggie Goudsmit moved with her family from Williamsburg Brooklyn to Germantown, NY in 2011. She began her career as a fashion photographer and then a digital photo retoucher for editorial and advertising clients. After living Upstate for several years she kept hearing from friends with weekend homes how dissatisfied they were with their weekend experience—instead of swimming in a secret swimming hole or skiing they were waiting in line at the grocery store and calling the house cleaner who never showed up. WKND-R was born to restore the weekend experience back to being carefree. With Maggie's knowledge of where to find the perfect bottle of wine and the best local provisions, and her valuable network of services—she is able to tailor a personal and incredibly organized package for her select group of clients.
Myryah Irby is an editor and DIYer who managed a portfolio of home improvement websites for over a decade. She and her family called Brooklyn home when they began their hunt for a slice of country heaven. They searched nearly every nook and cranny of Columbia County, NY before purchasing a fixer upper near Hudson in 2012. With the help of a terrific local contractor they designed and built an addition, spending weekdays in the city and weekends upstate renovating their house. They loved their weekends but wished they had more time to devote to the fruits of Hudson Valley homeownership as opposed to the labors. They occasionally offered their second home as a vacation rental and found that many guests were also city slickers in search of a country home. After six years as weekenders they bid goodbye to city life, making their weekend house a full-time home.
If you are interested in learning more about WKND-R, please drop us a line. We would love to work with you to design a suite of services that fulfills your specific needs.